Forest Hill Divide Trail
||Lots of up and down
||11 mile single track loop
To get There:
Marking Trail Head (Click on More Detail for a better map)
From Sacramento: Take Highway 80 East towards Auburn. Get
off on Foresthill Divide Road and head East. Stay on Forest Hill
Divide Road for 5-10 miles. There is a large parking area on the
left across form Driver's Flat Rd, which is a mile or so past Upper Clementine
The trail head is in the parking lot described above. This the furthest
point of the loop from Auburn, so everything is Southwest from this point.
Go into the little trail head in the parking lot and hang an immediate
left. The trail will head back towards Auburn, cross Foresthill Rd,
and eventually come out on Driver's Flat Rd.
The trail isn't marked as well as it could be, so you might want to
pick up a map at your local bike store. Some FATRAC
people have put together an excellent map of the Auburn area. Its
only $8, and is available all over the place (I got mine at Bicycles Plus
in Folsom across from the Rainbow Bridge).
I won't try to give turn by turn directions here, because there's lots
of turns, and I can't remember them all. In general, remember that
the trail is a loop around Forest Hill Road. If you don't have a
map and your not familiar with the area, be careful 'cause its easy to
get a little turned around.
Thanks to FATRAC this totally AWESOME trail has been built. I helped
a little building it, but not nearly as much as some people. There
were a few dedicated FATRAC individuals that put something like 20hours/week
into the trail for several months. Thanks, we owe you! The
trail isn't incredibly technical yet, but it will get so with time.
The trail is really fast. I suspect that a good cyclist could do
it in less than 45 minutes. The trail doesn't have any huge climbs,
but roles a bunch. Its a pretty good workout.
Watch out, this trail is heavily used by hikers and horse riders.
The horses are quickly ripping up the trail (much more quickly than the
cyclists, I might add). The trail is fast, so keep in mind that kids
are out there hiking it while you're barreling down a hill way too quickly.
Don't want to make your front suspension one with a 5 year old kid.
I think that'd be scaring.
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